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Manga / Naqua-Den

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Naqua-Den is a spin-off manga from Princess Resurrection, starring Nakua, the spider-deity who was once an enemy to Hime, but eventually allied with her after a few defeats.

The story focuses on a teenager named Kanda Taro, who when he was little buried one of Nakua's servants, Taromaru. The servant wasn't dead, but was critically injured after a battle with an unknown foe. He asked Taro if he could recover within him, which Taro allowed. In the present time, Nakua has managed to find Taro, and recruits him into various activities which often sees the two trying to appease and purify various deities who could potentially bring harm to humans.


The manga has the following tropes

  • An Ice Person: Taro, Nakua and Ginko deal with one in the seventh chapter.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Well, they're dealing with gods. It's bound to happen most of the time.
  • Basement-Dweller: WWW is presented this way, as her shrine leads to a basement-like area. What's more, her home is a complete mess, like that of a Hikikomori.
  • Batman Gambit: Nakua pulls one off in chapter nine by having Taro eat in an eating competition to purge a Torai-shin from the god it's controlling. With Taro now bulked up, she then uses him to deal with the Aregami who's preventing the wind god from blowing away pollution in the city via a sumo competition.
  • Beach Episode: Chapter 13 begins with one.
  • Berserk Button: Harming any of Nakua's servants is going to prompt this reaction.
    • Messing with Taro's little sister will incite his wrath very quickly.
  • Big Brother Instinct: As stated, do not mess with Taro's sister.
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  • Big Eater: Taro. Nakua says that it's due to having Taromaru resting inside his body.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Ginko, a Silver Wolf, as well as Nakua. Then there's WWW.
  • Fanservice: Plenty, such as Ginko, who appears in the buff after going wolf.
  • French Maid: An outfit of WWW's; she claims it's an offering she received... Hmm.
  • Ghost Ship: Weaponized. The protagonists use one to reach a Sea Goblin, and later the spirits of those that were sunk by the Goblin come out to help in destroying it.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Somewhat the point of the series. Since deities are just considered legends, they're not getting enough prayers and thus power to fend off threats from other corrupt or malicious gods, prompting Nakua to try to find ways to do so.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Ginko. She makes Riza look tame in comparison.
  • Insistent Terminology: Nakua insists on calling Taro "Taromaru" since he has her servant in him while he just asks that she call him "Taro". It's something of a Running Gag.
  • Naked First Impression: The group meets WWW like this, with her being completely naked.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: For one their not the half human, half fish type. They're hulking monstrosities that don't even resemble mermaids.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Taromaru, the "can" being Taro, which helps him against some of the threats they face.
  • Spider People: Nakua, naturally, and technically Taro. Chapter eight introduces a new kind of spider person, WWW, a goddess of the Internet.
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  • Super Strength: Taro can pick up a hundred-kilogram (about 200 pounds) case of sushi at arm's length without visible strain. He can also land safely after jumping off a third-story balcony, take a punch from a raging god-being without visible injury, and has greater-than-human stamina.
    Nakua: "You aren't a normal human. My servant, Taromaru, is inside your body."
  • Wall Crawl: Or walk in this case, Nakua does this up the side of an ocean liner in one chapter since she's, well, a spider. Though she has to take off her shoes and socks to do so.
  • Youkai: Some of the monsters they deal with.


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